John Oliver Proposes an Idea to Save “Racist Voodoo Doll” Donald Trump from Further Humiliation

There’s a third option the GOP nominee should seriously consider.


If there’s one thing Donald Trump can’t stomach, it’s admitting defeat. After all, the self-declared billionaire loves to claim he’s been “winning” all his life. But as the Republican nominee’s poll numbers continue to tank, it seems like a disastrous loss against Hillary Clinton is nearly inevitable at this point.

Amid the implosion, John Oliver has proposed a unique option Trump may want to consider, one that could potentially save both the real estate magnate’s ego and the American people from having to endure another three months of his hateful rhetoric: Drop out and tell the world it was all fantastic stunt.

“Just think about how triumphant it would feel to say on national television, ‘I openly ran on a platform of impossible ignorant proposals, steeped in racial bigotry, and nobody stopped me,'” Oliver said on Last Week Tonight. “‘In fact you embraced me for it. What the fuck was that about?!'”

“You would not be a loser—you would be a legend.”

Watch Oliver make the convincing case above.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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